Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Detroit Tigers head to Safeco Field on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +148 and Seattle at -158. The Tigers have a 20-23-1 over/under mark and a 25-19-0 run line record. The Mariners are 24-20-0 against the run line and have a 26-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 20-23-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 25-19-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 26-18-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 24-20-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/14/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Wrist 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 20-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 377 base hits and 187 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 335. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Tigers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 51 hits this season in 161 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 132. Jose Iglesias is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 150 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .367. The Tigers have 400 hits, including 101 doubles and 38 home runs. Detroit has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 336 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 25-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.51, Wade LeBlanc has a 0-0 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 28.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 380 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Mariners hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .333. He has 57 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 183 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 111. Dee Gordon is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 54 hits in 175 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Mariners as a unit have 387 base hits, including 85 doubles and 51 homers. Seattle has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 338 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +148
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